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University of Hawaii at Manoa

William S. Richardson School of Law

Honolulu, HI


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University of Hawaii at Manoa


University of Hawaii at Manoa / William S. Richardson School of Law is located in Honolulu, HI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Library and Information Science (JD/MLI Sc)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy (JD/PhD)
Juris Doctor/Certificate (JD/Certificate)
Juris Doctor (JD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (JD/MURP)
(Graduate Certificate)
Master of Laws (LL M)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 83

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam LSAT
6 semesters of full-time residency



applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 1.12%
Black or African American 0.84%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.56%
Asian 27.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 18.72%
Two or more races 18.72%
Unknown 1.4%


Male (42%)
Female (57%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (15)


Focus of faculty research: Law of the sea, Asian and Pacific comparative law, native Hawaiian rights, environmental law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI  96822-2328
United States
Contact Elisabeth Steele Hutchinson
Assistant Dean
Phone: 808-956-5557
Fax: 808-956-6813